‘Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside of your body’ – Elizabeth Stone.
Before I share my personal story, I need to address something important. I am aware of how difficult it is for some women to fall pregnant. I do not want this post to be viewed as bragging or ‘rubbing it in’ so if you are sensitive to something like this, I highly urge you not to read it. The last thing I want to do is make somebody feel worse. I also need to stress that practicing manifestation won’t automatically make you pregnant. In no way am I claiming that if you just follow what I did, you will be successful. There are many different factors that can interfere with conception. My experience is not a ‘one size fits all’. It is purely meant to be a positive and hopefully, inspirational story. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
MY PREGNANCY MANIFESTATION STORY…
Ever since I was a child, I knew I wanted to become a mother someday. I spent my whole life visualising how beautiful and fulfilling parenthood would be. When I met my husband, I asked him fairly early on if he wanted children too. That may seem odd but I didn’t want to waste my time with somebody who didn’t share the same values as me. Luckily, he felt just as strongly as I did about the subject. After a few years of living together and seeing the world, we got married. It felt like a good time to start trying for a family but there were a couple of things I had to get right first. At the end of 2016, I realised that my job didn’t suit me at all. It was making me very uncomfortable and the thought of staying there until I eventually fell pregnant and gave birth did not appeal to me. I wanted to work in a low-key administration role that I could stay at until it was time to leave for good. I had just started learning about the Law of Attraction and was eager to try it out. I wrote down exactly the type of job I wanted and gave myself a date. I declared that I would resign before March 2017. I even wrote up a resignation letter because manifestation requires you to act as though you already have the thing you desire.
At the exact same time, my intuition was nagging me to go on one last big holiday with Francis before we started trying to conceive. I had been to Europe as a child but not as an adult and he had never been at all. I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was the right thing to do so we booked a month long trip spanning the UK, Italy & Greece for June 2017. I was a little bit nervous because I wanted a new job but figured once my employers learnt that I was taking a month off in the middle of the year, they wouldn’t hire me. Still, I applied for many jobs at the beginning of January 2017. I avoided roles that I knew would require plenty of extroversion. That would just bring me back to square one. I kept repeating: I will be in a new job by March. The Law of Attraction also highlights the importance of being grateful for what you already have in order to attract more. One day, whilst I was in a meeting, I tuned out and thought about how lucky I was to have a job at all. I loved the building, the flexibility, the people and the location. A genuine affection and warmth flowed through me. It may seem coincidental but at that very moment, I recieved a call and had to step out of the meeting. It was Melbourne University, offering me a job interview. My heart was racing! The following day, I was offered another interview at Melbourne University in a different department. I had always wanted to work there hence applying for multiple roles at the same place.
Before my interviews, I wrote out exactly what was going to happen. It read something like this: I will nail both interviews, be offered both jobs and have the luxury to decide between the better option. I will commence work before March begins. They will be fine with my trip to Europe. It may have sounded ambitious but after reading the words aloud, I began to believe it. I could see it happening. Sure enough, I nailed both interviews, was offered both jobs and both were fine with Europe. I was given the opportunity to think it over before making a final decision. The first role was full-time and ongoing. It was in a beautiful building with very friendly people. The role sounded ideal. The second role was fixed-term and would end in exactly a year’s time due to a lack of funding. It also sounded great and I liked the people but the building wasn’t overly visually appealing. Not that that matters. For some reason, my intuition told me to go with the second one. That little voice said: what if everything aligns the way you want it to? What if you fall pregnant after Europe and by the time your jobs ends, you will be ready to leave and have your baby? How perfect would that be?
I took the second one, believing with all my heart that everything would fall exactly into place at exactly the right time. Plus, my new manager increased my salary as they were desperate for the help. The position fit me like a glove. It was a low-key administration job that wasn’t stressful at all. It suited my introverted self splendidly. In June, Francis and I went on the best holiday of our lives to Europe. We called it our ‘last hurrah’ before having babies. I would highly recommend all couples who wish to start a family do something like this first. Go on one last big trip to a place you’ve always wanted to visit. Have fun. Really soak each other up in a foreign city. It will be so worth it. When we returned, I tried manifesting once again. I wrote: I will get pregnant before the end of 2017 and have the baby around the same time my job ends in 2018. To increase my chances, I went all out. I tracked my fertility on three apps, took my temperature, charted my cervical mucus on an actual spreadsheet (too much information!) and tested on an ovulation kit every single day. I poured through forums and read old wives tales until my vision blurred. After our first round of trying was over for the month, I flew to Queensland for a few days with my mum. I was hopeful but tried not to dwell on the outcome. When I got back, I began to feel really strange. For the first time in my life, I was dizzy. I had hot flushes and needed to pee several times in the night. I didn’t want to get my hopes up because a lot of women manifest phantom pregnancy symptoms when they want it badly enough. Three days before my period was due, I took a pregnancy test at 5am. After a few minutes, I peeked nervously and saw two clear lines staring back at me. I burst into the happiest tears I’ve ever cried and kept whispering to the universe: thank you, thank you. My husband was just as overjoyed and emotional. He held me tightly as I sobbed in his arms. I could not believe it had only taken us one try.
It was at that moment that I really began to believe in the power of manifestation. I could see clearly that the universe was working with me to bring all that I desired. I had fallen pregnant by the end of the year, gone on my dream holiday and scored the perfect job for me. At the end of the 2017, my manager told me she would extend my role until April 2018 so by the time I finished up, I would be nearly 8 months pregnant. As I had always planned to be at a stay-at-home mum, this was ideal. It had worked. What I had manifested, came to fruition. Now, with only a few months to go, I am feeling so excited for this new chapter. My life is just beginning and I’m so ready for all of it. As I mentioned at the start, this is not a surefire way on how to get pregnant but I really do want to spread the power of manifestation. Try it on something small, even just using vague terms like ‘a new chapter is coming into my life.’ There are no negatives to believing in the power of your dreams.
I hope you enjoyed my story. Please leave any comments down below.
Peace & Love xoxo